April 27, 2010
May Table Of ContentsIn This eNewsletter:
How-To – Wide Angle Lenses
Industry Perspective – Is the Apple iPad a Photographer's Tool?
What's New This Month –
Canon, Xrite, onOne, Mamiya, and Sigma
How-To – Depth Of Field
Vote! – Comment briefly on what you consider the best way to learn more about photography.
Workshops – Learn and Show
Shutterbug Forums – Your Photo & Digital Imaging Source

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Wide Angle Lenses
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by Jim Zuckerman

I have already defined what wide angle lenses are and discussed the tremendous depth of field they offer. There are other characteristics they have that are worth noting as well. Wide angle lenses are invaluable tools that give you tremendous creative potential in your picture taking.
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Industry Perspective
Is the Apple iPad a Photographer's Tool?
by Ron Leach, Publisher

As serious gadget freak, as well as a photographer, I've been giving some serious thought to the potential of Apple's new iPad as a tool for the traveling photographer. Admittedly, my experience to date with this new device consists of reading the specs and playing with the iPad for about 30 minutes at a neighborhood Apple store. Like many of you, ever since Apple announced the iPad I've wondered about what I could do with a 1.5-inch thick tablet with 10 hours of battery life, a high-resolution 9.7-inch screen and up to 64GB of storage capacity.
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What's New This Month
Canon Rebel T2i Digital SLR
Canon U.S.A., Inc. introduced the new flagship model for the company's highly popular Rebel DSLR line: the Canon EOS Rebel T2i Digital SLR camera. Online Source
All-new Virtual Community Site For Every Level of Photographer Features Robust Learning Segments & Webinars - Plus Fun-filled Extras Such As Test Your Color IQ.

onOne Software Plug-in Suite 5.0.1 Update Now Available
Free updates for Plug-in Suite 5, PhotoTools 2.5, Mask Pro 4.1 and PhotoTune 3 owners are now available for immediate download.

Tethered Shooting with Mamiya DM Cameras and Capture One V5.1
Mamiya is pleased to announce the newly released Capture One v5.1 adds support for shooting tethered with the Mamiya DM series of DSLRs and Digital Backs.

Sigma Community Web Site
The site is complete with a fresh look and intelligent site architecture, as well as new features like the Sigma Lounge, which includes a photo share gallery and blog.

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Depth Of Field
Creative Focus Effects
by Jim Zuckerman

One of the most important concepts in photography, and one that you have to deal with every time you take a picture, is depth of field. Depth of field refers to how much of the scene is in focus in front of and behind the subject on which you’ve focused. For example, the picture of the Nile crocodile has shallow depth of field. Notice the grass in the foreground is soft, the head of the crocodile is sharp, and the back of the reptile and the distant background are significantly out of focus. In some instances, depth of field can be so shallow that mere inches, or even millimeters, make a difference.
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The Internet is filled with information about photography and certainly can be used as a source of knowledge. But is it where you get most of your information about photography and making images (and not just about gear)? Of course, we assume you learn a lot from the pages of Shutterbug, but where else do you go for photographic learning?
Please comment briefly on what you consider the best way to learn more about photography.

Iceland Photo Tour
Join George Schaub on an Icelandic photo tour in August featuring hands-on techniques and travel adventures. Dates are August 1-7, 2010.

Cavecreek Photographic Workshops
Courses offered each month. Contact: Alan Lowy’s Cavecreek Photographic Workshops, 2135 E. Gaffney Road, Phoenix, AZ 85087, 623-465-1077.

Adorama Photography Workshops
Various courses offered each month. Contact: Adorama, 800-223-2500.

John C. Campbell Folk School
Looking For Light. Free catalog with course descriptions. Contact: John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC 28902, 800-Folk-SCH.

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